Using the mvsprsd command to start the daemon

To start the mvsprsd daemon whenever the InfoPrint Manager system starts, you can include the mvsprsd command in the /etc/rc.mvsd.daemons file. This file is executed when the Linux operating system is initialized.

Use this procedure to start the mvsprsd daemon when the system starts:

  1. Use a text editor to open the /etc/rc.mvsd.daemons file and find these lines:
    # List of MVS Download daemons to be started by rc.mvsd
    # The syntax of mvsprsd follows:
    # mvsprsd  [-p port] [-d file_system] [-n 1] [-x shell_script]\
              [-X additional_exit_parameters] [-q destination]
    #         [-k] [-B] [-H host_code_page] [-L local_code_page] [-t] [-w] [-e]
    # This file may be edited directly, but the automatic starting and configuring
    # of MVS Download daemons is best controlled through
    # the InfoPrint Manager Management Interface. Consult documentation
    # for more information.
  2. Add lines similar to these to this file:
    # This is a comment to document that the following command
    # starts the mvsprsd daemon automatically at system startup
    /usr/lpp/psf/bin/mvsprsd -p 5400 -d /files1 -d /files2 \
    -x /usr/lpp/pd/bin/ -q serv2-lp
    Note that this example uses the default shell script ( and specifies the serv2–lp InfoPrint Manager server.
  3. Save and close the file.
If the daemon stops for some reason or you want to restart it using different start-up options, you can use the InfoPrint mvsprsd command to start the InfoPrint mvsprsd daemon. With the command, you specify a file system in which to store downloaded data sets, a shell script name, a logical printer name, and whether print-option information is stored in a file. You start the daemon on the server that has InfoPrint Manager installed. Once the mvsprsd daemon is operational, you can use Download for z/OS to submit a job toInfoPrint Manager where the InfoPrint Manager MVS Download Receiver shell script translates the JCL keywords and values to InfoPrint Manager attributes and values and issues a pdpr command.

For the syntax and flags of the mvsprsd command, and for examples of its use, see RICOH InfoPrint Manager: Reference or the mvsprsd man page.

Note: Only a person with root user authority or the InfoPrint Manager user can run this command.